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Re: determining when an svn update occurred?

From: Geoffrey <lists_at_serioustechnology.com>
Date: Tue, 04 Mar 2008 13:35:34 -0500

John Peacock wrote:
> Geoffrey wrote:
>> It's not the committing of code were are trying to track. We know who
>> committed the code. We are trying to figure out who executed the 'svn
>> update' on the production machine.
> You have a carbon-based error then; there is relatively little for
> Subversion (or any software package at all) to deal with that. You may
> want to consider a continuous build environment and require tagging of
> known good revisions prior to promotion to production (i.e. production
> only runs from a tag). It is really a bad idea to rely on knowing
> when/who ran 'svn up' into a production environment (think mixed
> revision working copies).

I completely agree and we aren't really relying on knowing who did the
update. It was a unique situation where neither person could recall
updating the identified file.

It was determined by the 'powers that be' that this was the proper
solution for updating the production environment, thus my hands are
pretty much tied.

> However, it's still a project communications issue, but by appropriate
> choice of policy, you can track the kind of "who broke the website"
> information that you seem to want... ;-)

Again, agreed.

Until later, Geoffrey
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